Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Friday File…………Sun, sun, sun, here it comes!!

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Now this particular sunrise had me humming the old Beatles tune, “Here Comes The Sun”.  I couldn’t help it, really; there was a band of clouds hovering in front of the morning sun.  The sun began to peek over the top of the curtain veil, ergo my, “sun, sun, sun, here it comes” à la Beatles classic song.

I love the bright beams of light reaching into the sky and down to Lake Michigan.  I am certainly provided with magnificent, free entertainment, aren’t I?

I hope your Friday is filled with beams of brilliant light!

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Now What America?

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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence, Adopted 4 July 1776, Continental Congress of America

What has happened since those significant words were adopted by this nation? Did they mean what they wrote? Well we know they meant to be inclusive only to the extent of their understanding of human and man at the time of the writing. Since the time they wrote those words we have expanded their meaning, but now it seems we are contracting them again. Contracting them how far is the question.

Let’s talk about misdirection, the idea that what is important is directly before us but we look the other way. Focused on what is not important, not relevant to our public or national lives or…

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MEDICAL CORNER …. “Oppositional Defiant Disorder”!!

It Is What It Is


~~February 28, 2015~~ 

I never had any children of my own. However, at this time in my life, I have been part of the care giving of four grandchildren. And I have learned a lot …. this is one of the issues we seem to be dealing with at this time. 

I’ve been researching and find it very surprising that, in spite of being in the medical field, I wasn’t aware of this disorder. I’ve never found myself in this type of situation.

As I search for information, it seems to be that there are many families out there who could be dealing with this disorder. 


~Oppositional defiant disorder~


Mayo Clinic Staff

Even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. But if your child or teen has a frequent and persistent pattern of anger, irritability, arguing, defiance or vindictiveness toward you and other authority figures…

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Keystone Pipeline ‘Earned My Veto,’ Says President

Thank you for the veto on behalf of Mother Earth and us the human family.

OK, Fine.

President Obama vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have approved the Keystone XL pipeline, which made good on a threat he declared to reject a proposal that is opposed by environmentalists for contributing to climate change, threatening waterways, and bullying landowners.

“The presidential power to veto legislation is one I take seriously,” President Obama said in a veto message to the Senate, according to USA Today.

“But I also take seriously my responsibility to the American people. And because this act of Congress conflicts with established executive branch procedures and cuts short thorough consideration of issues that could bear on our national interest — including our security, safety, and environment — it has earned my veto.”

It was only the third veto of his presidency, but it is likely to be the first in a series of more vetoes as he fights a Republican-controlled Congress in the last two years…

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